Friday May 29th, 2015
Friday May 29th, 2015
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There are challenges in Delta, but I’ll be focused – Okowa

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Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State was until today the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District and was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he speaks on his plans, politics and prospects as governor of the state.

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Transition May 29: High cost of blood, tears and more

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Voters

IT is the ninth peaceful transfer of power and perhaps the most intriguing in Nigeria’s 55 year history as an independent nation. Like the transitions of 1960,1965,1979,1983,1999,2003,2007 and 2011, the processes leading to 2015 general elections were typically Nigerian in every sense, as all the peculiar oddities inherent in the nation’s electoral process strikingly manifested.

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A feminine flair in Ondo

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Ms Jumoke Akindele: Outgoing Ondo Speaker

FROM all indications, the present Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Jumoke Akindele who is the first female Speaker in the history of the state will remain in the position till next year October when the tenure of the governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko lapses.

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I’ll focus Jigawa’s economic revival through agric devt – Badaru

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•Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru  Abubakar, Jigawa State Governor

As a successful international business man, with diverse background, Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, is the Jigawa State governor-elect. In this interview with Tina Akannam and Aliyu Dangida he spoke on his plans, vision and dreams for Jigawa State.

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Osun: Continuing the 2011 battle

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Najeem Folasayo Salaam.

With a few days to the end of the current session of the Osun House of Assembly, the battle for the position of speaker is generally seen as a continuation of the battle that led to the enthronement of the incumbent, Najeem Folasayo Salaam.

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Permutation for Oyo Speaker

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Monsurat Sunmonu

As the struggle for the position of speakership in the Oyo State House of Assembly intensifies, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state has said it would be a sheer waste of time for anybody to be running from pillar to post wanting to get selected

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LAGOS: Five horse race

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Lanre Ogunyemi, Mudasiru Obasa, Rotimi Abiru, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, Funmilayo Tejuosho and Gbolahan Yisawu

As the race to the speakership seat of the Lagos State House of Assembly gathers momentum, the list of those angling for the plum position has been pruned to five.

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EKITI: It’s Fayose’s pastor and comrade in the struggle

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Hon. Omirin

The contest for the plum position of Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly is unique and a matter of fact of no contest in the wholly PDP dominated House to be inaugurated next week.

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Ogun Speaker: It is a Yewa question

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Suraj Adekumbi

On June 6, the new House of Assembly in Ogun State will be inaugurated and the new leadership would emerge.

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I’ll lead Benue by example – Ortom

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SAMUEL ORTOM

Governor Samuel Ortom ahead of his inauguration spoke on his plans for the state, the perceived challenges that may confront his administration, the issues surrounding his emergence as the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate among other issues

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Handover 2015: Wearing new, ill-fitting shoes: PDP as opposition

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Jonathan, Haliru and Fayose

In the presidential system of government, there is no official opposition, as evident in the Parliamentary type. But opposition parties do exist. In a multiparty system, there are political parties outside power which would like to take over governance from the ruling party. When the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was in power, political platforms regarded as the “opposition” included the All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), all now defunct.

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God has brought change to Plateau – Lalong

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Simon Lalong

I will not say we are not prepared, we came into the campaigns, we have a manifesto, and we have a blueprint for the people of Plateau state. This is not my first time of being in government, I was the Speaker of the State House of Assembly for six years and as a Speaker, I had full knowledge of some of the problems we had

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I’ll run Cross River like a business – Ayade

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Ben Ayade

Given the outcome of the result, it is evident to me that I have support across all parts of the state and I should therefore thank the people so much for the overwhelming victory and with the trust and confidence entrusted in me, I shall not fail them because my victory is that of everyone in the state.

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What Buhari promised Nigerians

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Buhari

On May 29, Muhammadu Buhari will take office as President of Nigeria. Expectations are high as most Nigerians expect the coming government to wave a magic wand and make all their problems disappear. The Buhari campaign which ran on a ‘CHANGE’ mantra made numerous promises to Nigerians during the campaign.

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Buhari: ‘A man called upon to be a hawk must catch chickens’

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Buhari-victory

Muhammadu Buhari, who will be sworn in on Friday as Nigeria’s new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa’s most populous nation with an iron fist.

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PDP chiefs covered Jonathan’s eyes to his defeat – Sen Ogunwale

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Ogunwale

Senator Felix Ogunwale represented Osun Central between 2003 and 2007 on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ogunwale bares his mind in this interview on what led to the failure of the PDP in the last general elections and suggested a way forward for Muhammadu Buhari

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How Buhari can sit on the world stage – Amb Keshi

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Joe-Keshi-2

As President -Elect Muhammadu Buhari assumes the mantle of leadership, the Foreign Policy agenda of his administration will be a key focus. In this interview former permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and immediate past Chairman of UBA plc, Ambassador Joe Keshi, talks about the expectations of Nigerians and the international community

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APC: Progressive steps to relevance

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•Oyegun and Buhari

BY CHARLES KUMOLU The emergence of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from three ideologically different parties was a phenomenon. It was a journey that only a few gave a chance of success from inception, particularly against the fact that fusion of political parties had in Nigeria been before now, been counter-productive. However, the APC within

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May 29: As Udom takes the baton from Akpabio

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•Emmanuel addressing supporters last Tuesday

The Holy bible says that there is time for everything under the sun; going ahead to cite the transient nature of life and living. In the same vein, there is time for every government to come to an end; when office holders will look back at the years spent in service and beat their chests in pride or become downcast at the fluffed opportunities and efforts wasted, which could have translated into better lives for the people or greater service

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Like Obasanjo like Buhari

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Buhari-&-OBJ

In his first days in office as a military dictator in 1984, Gen. Buhari severally claimed that his administration was an offshoot of the Murtala/Obasanjo regime. That was until an infuriated Obasanjo came out to denounce any relationship between him and the new regime. In his second coming as Nigerian leader, Buhari, now a more matured man is not expected to walk in the image of another man as every indication is that he intends to answer his own name. But the similarities between the political adventures of Obasanjo and Buhari are real.

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Deputy Gov: Ezeilo in Enugu

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Cecilia-Ezeilo

Created in 1991, Enugu State has never had a woman occupy the exalted office of governor or deputy governor, the two top positions in the state that have essentially been dominated by men who relegated women to the background. It was as such a matter of excitement among women activists at the end of last year when the announcement of Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo was announced as the running mate to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi when he emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate.

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Amaechi’s lessons at 50

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amaechi

The choice of Amaechi to lead the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC was indeed helped by his own past struggles in the trenches outside government. Even in government, his populist crusades for the enthronement of an egalitarian society that have seen rich and poor in Rivers State access the same standards of education and healthcare were indicators of a rebel in Government House.

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Reps Speaker: The quest by Northern minorities

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Dogara and Gbajabiamila

It is no longer news that the 2015 general elections has united Nigerians especially northerners, who had never voted in the same pattern. For the first time since independence, northern Christians and Muslims voted perhaps for the same party and presidential candidate. Some of us (northern Muslims) had given up hope of seeing a united north as envisioned by the late sage, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto. However, the 2015 elections has rekindled our hope that in our life time, Sardauna‘s dreams is a reality.

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God has given Buhari to Nigeria at this time — Etiebet, PDP BoT member

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Etiebet

Chief Don Etiebet, former Minister of Petroleum Resources and front-line politician in Akwa-Ibom in this interview stated few things the incoming Buhari Administration must do upon assuming office in May 29.

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How Adoke is frustrating Constitution amendment – Ekweremadu

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Sen. Ekweremadu

In this interview Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate responds to issues arising from the dispute between the presidency and the National Assembly over the Constitution (Alteration) Act vetoed by President Goodluck Jonathan. Senator Ekweremadu asserts that the president signed the bill and the National Assembly has the evidence of his assent.

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Internal Democracy: APC feels the heat

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting: From left, APC National Leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu discussing with  APC Presidential Candidate  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

The internal disagreement within the All Progressives Congress, APC on who emerges Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives is a new dimension to the end of impunity the party promised in its election campaign

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On APC and Buhari, no excuse for failure, change must be change

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Buhari and Tinubu

The North use the Yoruba to get what they want and then drop them when time comes. MKO; Awo, Obj, and now Tinubu.

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The many ways Jonathan baffled me — Na’abba

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Ghali-Na'abba

Erstwhile speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na`abba in this interview reviews the recent elections and how and why his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP faired poorly. He also advocates lessons for the victorious All Progressives Congress, APC to learn from the miseries of the PDP.

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APC should learn from PDP’s mistakes — Dorgu

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Dorgu

One of Bayelsa State’s most respected elder statesmen is Engineer Charles Dorgu. The former Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority was the pioneer State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and can thus effectively claim to be the one who initiated the successful participation of the state at the highest levels of Federal power for the last decade and a half.

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Niger Delta stands behind Jonathan even in defeat — Evah

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Comrade Evah

Comrade Joseph Evah is National Coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group and former National Secretary, Ijaw Monitoring Group. In this interview, he says the people of Niger Delta are proud of President Goodluck Jonathan inspite of his defeat at the March 28 presidential election.

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Muazu’s fall and the PDP jinx

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Jonathan and Muazu

THIS is not the best moment for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The party, which has been in power at the federal level since 1999, suffered a crushing defeat in the 2015 general elections.

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A Roadmap for Change: Here comes APC’s blueprint

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OFFICIAL PORTRAITS OF BUHARI, OSINBAJO

Though they had their manifesto with which they campaigned, they still needed to get the input of most Nigerians on the core social, economic and political issues bedeviling the country. And to get more insights on how to solve them, they gathered many talents and brainstormed for two days. Below is the fallout of the event organised by the Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja

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